IB (intelligence bureau) is hiring candidates for the post of the intelligence officer. The government aspirants who are interested in the most coveted job have only 3 days left in their hand to submit their application. In this article, I will draw your attention towards the most important perusal tips.

This job is considered to be one of the most coveted jobs; Intelligence Bureau receives a huge response for every vacancy notification released. Currently, Intelligence Bureau is seeking applications from eligible candidates for recruitment of Junior Intelligence Officer Grade-II (Technical) posts, General Central Service, Group-C’ (Non-gazette, Non-Ministerial). A total of 320 vacancies has been notified.

There is no doubt that surely this recruitment is going to receive an awesome response from all job aspirants. However, it is required to submit your application, correct to every detail. Go through the 5 important points given below properly before heading for online application submission.


For the recruitment of Junior Intelligence Officer, Intelligence Bureau has called for applications from candidates with educational qualification of Higher Secondary (12th) with Mathematics and Physics along with two years Industrial Training Course from a recognized Institute in Radio Technician or Electronics or Electronics & Communication. The final results must be out until the closing date, 24 September 2016 (till 2359 hours) and then he/she shall have been declared successful in it.

The candidates must be in the age limit of 18-27 years. However, Upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years for SC/ST and by 3 years for OBC candidates and up to 40 years for departmental candidates. The age limit is relaxable up to the age of 35 years for general candidates and up to 40 years for SC/ST in a case of widows, divorced women and women judicially separated from their husbands and not remarried. The age limit for ex-servicemen is also relaxable as well as for candidates who were domiciled in J&K from Jan 01, 1980 to Dec 31, 1989, as well as the children and dependents of victims of communal riots of 2002 in Gujarat.

Important Note for Candidates: Intelligence Bureau vacancies are not reserved for any category of physically handicapped (HH, OH, VH) persons.

How to apply:-

The candidate needs to apply online at mha.nic.in. Online application portal will be open for 2359 hours from 24 September 2016. Candidates are required to upload their photograph and signature (in a single file the size of which should not be more than 50 KB) at the time of online registration itself.

Only one application is required to be submitted. Submission of other/multiple applications may result in the cancellation of his/her applications. Candidates are required to possess an e-mail ID valid for 06 (Six) months which is to be entered in the application form at the time of online registration.

Candidates need to be very cautious while filling up the application because wrong information in any column may lead to the application rejection altogether.

Selection procedure:-

The IB conducts wrote test (paper 1 and 2) and trade test for selecting students. For getting the selection the candidate needs to qualify both the exams.

The candidates who do well in the written paper will only get shortlisted for the trade test. After their performances only they can get the chance to enter in the IB.


The written examination comprises of two papers. Each of the paper will be of 02 hours and will carry a total of 80 marks, each. Paper 1 will be Objective Type multiple choice test on General Studies / Awareness, Numerical Ability, Science, Reasoning, etc. The Paper 2 comprises of Descriptive Paper (Metric level), English comprehension, Test of English language, antonyms, synonyms, one-word substitution, etc and Test of elementary mathematics and science.

Trade Test will be practical based & technical and will be according to the job profile. It will carry total 40 marks.

Examination centre:-

This thing often happens that many candidates lose their chance of cracking exam due to far off exam centers. Therefore before applying you should be thoroughly aware of the centers of examination.

Intelligence Bureau will conduct their exam in 33 centers across the nation. Examination will be held at Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizwal, Amritsar, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Imphal, Itanagar, Jaipur, Jammu, Kohima, Kolkata, Leh, Lucknow, Meerut, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi, Shillong, Shimla, Siliguri, Trivandrum, Varanasi and Vijayawada.

The candidates need to keep in mind that exam centre once opted can’t be changed. Applications received for more than one centre will be rejected. Candidates may also not get the centre of their choice; however Intelligence Bureau will accommodate them to nearby centers.